Major Code: 339
This program is designed for those who want to work in the cyber security field of computer information technology.
In addition to General Education Outcomes, students should be able to:
1. Explain fundamental security concepts in networking, hardware, and software.
2. Troubleshoot network security and abnormal networking behaviors.
3. Apply problem-solving and critical thinking skills to manage security techniques and methodologies.
4. Explain major concepts and theories used in Cloud computing and architecture.
5. Apply ethical practices to cyber-security threats and vulnerabilities.
6. Complete an internship in the field of cyber-security.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, employment of information security analysts is projected to grow 37 percent from 2012 to 2022, much faster than average for all occupations. Demand for information security analysts is expected to be very high as these analysts will be needed to come up with innovative solutions to prevent hackers from stealing critical information or creating havoc on computer networks. Most information security analysts can work for computer companies, consulting firms, federal or state government agencies, or business and financial companies.
University Transfer Options:
- Completion of this program offers student the option of transferring to the following college to complete a four-year degree:
Job Titles: Software Developer, Software Designer, Applications Specialist, Network Administrator, Network Engineer
- West Virginia projected job market increase 24% by 2024 (Onet, 2018)
- Possible Certifications: COMPTIA N+, COMPTIA LINUX, Microsoft Office Specialist, CISCO CCENT
CIP Code: 111003